Metro Is Pulling the Rug Out

Metro is testing three styles of resilient flooring in its new Series 6000 rail cars as the transit agency looks at ways to reduce costs and improve customer service. Metro officials say non-carpeted floors are less expensive, more environmentally friendly and easier to maintain. Transit officials say the carpet is vacuumed once a week, shampooed every two months and replaced every five years at a cost of $5,200 per rail car. Riders say that carpet gets dirty and smells when wet.

Metro Is Pulling the Rug Out

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